I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my CSQ request was DENIED!!!!!! Bummer, bummer, bummer, bummer
I didn't score enough points. They didn't award me any points for working experience, although I have over 5 years, professional working experience. They did not specify why they didn't award me any points. It said somewhere on the letter that the skill level should be above "D". And I for sure meet and exceed that skill level. Just to inform you I provided all work certificates including employment contracts, tax contributions, pay stubs, you name it!
Secondly, I applied with two diplomas - Bachelor of Science in Biology and Diploma in Pharmacy Technician. They gave me 10/12 points for my bachelor's education. Diploma in Pharmacy Technician is under the "2009 list of training areas" so I should have scored 12/16 points. They did not award me any points for this diploma. I'm thinking that they only looked at the "higher" degree.
So, I have the option of requesting administrative review of my file if I believe that an error was made. I would like some explanation as of why they did not consider my work experience or diploma in Pharmacy Tech before I consider reapplying in the future.
I have been working for an NGO as a program coordinator and program manager for the last 5 years.
Sorry, that I have to share this news but it may help some of you. If you have any insight as to why they didn't award these points, please let me know.